Jackson, R.W.B.

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R.W.B. Jackson was the founding director of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), formerly called the Ontario College of Education. He served as the director of the Institute from July 1, 1965 - June 30, 1975. In 1970 he was given a task by the Advisory Committee on University Affairs to report on the projected enrollment in Ontario Universities for that year and update the Sheffield Report with his findings. Jackson concluded that year that there would be more qualified applicants than the universities were prepared to accommodate. The case was passed on and eventually solved by a committee of presidents chaired by John Deutsch by a series of recommendations that catered to wider forms of accommodation and enrollment at the 11 universities.

Today, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) hosts the R.W.B. Jackson Lecture Series which is held in honour of Jackson and features outstanding speakers annually from around the world in order to discuss major social and educational issues. The event is funded by a friends, colleagues, educational associations and charitable institutions that contribute.

Harris, Robin S. English Studies at Toronto: A History. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1988.

Schmidt, Jeanette G. R.W.B. Jackson: First director of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.' Toronto: 1995..